The SpaceImagine entering an Exclusive Private Ranch Estate thru a beautiful long and winding quarter mile driveway to a luxurious Log Cabin Lodge, atop a 500 foot enclave overlooking the snow capped Rocky Mountains. This beauty has even been host to an Oscar winning director, sports celebs and several authors/screen writers who use it to recharge and be inspired in their creative process.
Blue Sky Ranch has it all! Spectacular Mountain Views, privacy, vast acreage, challenging hiking trails, archery/gun range, camp-fire pits, hot tubs/sun deck, mountain biking, wildlife watching, ATV trails and rock outcroppings for climbing.
The landscapes on property are incredible! Rock cliffs & ridge lines, flowery meadows, seasonal stream running through the middle of the property, a diverse forest of Evergreen species, Aspen groves, and a trail system that outdoes most parks. See the most amazing sunsets sink over the mountains on your private dining deck with not a soul or neighbor in sight!
Great place to vacation or for extended family get togethers/reunions, corporate retreats, small weddings less than 70 guests, etc. See event policy information under EVENTS.
The home sleeps 14 comfortably "without" the use of sofa beds or futons- with 1 King, 4 Queens, and 4 twins.
Guest Room 1: Master Bedroom "wing" is a 2 floor master retreat with in-suite master bath, walk-in closet, hot tub on lower floor, 2 flat screen TVs and a wall of windows with a huge view of the mountains. Tempurpedic King, sleeps 2.
Guest Room 2: Queen bed, sleeps 2.
Guest Room 3: (2) twin beds & 1 Queen, sleeps 4 in Bunk Room Loft.
Guest Room 4: Queen bed, sleeps 2.
Guest Room 5: Queen bed, sleeps 2.
Guest Bedroom 6: 2 twins, sleeps 2.
We also have a Pak n' Play crib/playpen for your infant/toddler and a portable high chair.
The kitchen is large and open to the dining area and living room with huge glass windows for admiring the inspiring views.
The theater features a state of the art 65 inch smart flat screen LED HDTV with Surround Sound, 3D Blue Ray & Mp3 Player, Wii gaming system, and a Stereo System that broadcasts sound out by the hot tub and dining deck outdoors. A library of music CDs and DVD movies is available for your use.
The outdoor spaces closest to the home are very accommodating with 2000 square feet of deck & patio space, fire pit and seasonal garden. The dining/bbq deck seats 10 with the best views of the Rocky Mountains in the state. The additional sun deck has two large chaise lounges for sunning yourself, the flagstone patio has a large ponderosa picnic table that seats 12 for a picnic lunch with forest views, the hot tub deck and hammock area are great for relaxing and there is a 1 acre contained 6 foot fence to keep your pets or children within the confines of the immediate yard around the lodge.
Wifi is complimentary all over the home and outdoor spaces immediately around the home. Catching up on some work? There is a charming study available for your use.
If you've exhausted our trail system and activities on property, you'll be surprised to find out that civilization and attractions are within 5 to 30 minutes of the ranch! What other property provides you with the best of BOTH worlds?
This is not just a place to stay, it's an experience!
We are a 420 and Pet Friendly property.
Pet fee is not included in airbnb's quote, so inquire before booking.
Excursions and some activities are not included in Airbnb's quote, so inquire before booking.
Vacation Rental agreement (specific to this particular property) must be signed before the booking is considered confirmed by owners. Airbnb's standard and general agreement does NOT cover this property. Guest AccessWith 120 acres of hiking trails, 2 adult mountain bikes and 2 child's bikes, fire pit, a gun/archery range with archery equipment, 2 hot tubs, snow shoes, volleyball court (seasonal) and corn-hole you'll have a ball on property. ATV's are rented at $100 per hour/per ATV and are guided. 3 are available on property. You can also contact a service to deliver more or, bring your own. Some activities on the ranch are at additional fees.
Blue Sky Ranch borders National Forest.
-has many hiking/biking/ATV trails on property.
-has a seasonal stream on property
-has a volleyball court on property
-has a gun/archery range on property
-has a campfire pit
-has 2 hots tubs- 1 indoors and 1 outdoors
-has rock outcroppings & cliffs to climb
-has 2000 sq ft of deck and patio space with picnic table, benches, chaise lounges, dining table, adirondack chairs, ice chest, air chairs and sun umbrella
"Off Property Activities that are close to Blue Sky Ranch"
within a mile to Lincoln Hills Fly Fishing Club, a world class fly fishing destination
5 miles to the Historic/Scenic Colorado Byway (views from this Highway drive are unmatched in Colorado)
6 miles to Horseback Riding
7 miles to the Historic town of Nederland (olde fashioned Carousel for the kiddies to ride, a Tony Hawk Skate Park, and a mining museum)
9 miles to the large Indoor Pool and Spiral Water Slide at the Gilpin County Rec Center
11 miles to Eldora Ski Resort and Alpine Park
14 miles from the World Class "ARA" Spa
14 miles to all the Casinos of Black Hawk/Central City - "Mini Vegas"
15 miles to The Opera House in Central City
15 miles to the well stocked and beautiful Gross Reservoir
15 miles to Gold Mine Tours (there are several different ones we can point out for you depending on your interests)
15 miles to 3 National/State Parks
17 miles to Boulder Falls (beautiful waterfall right on Highway 72)
24 miles to White Water Rafting on Clear Creek (Class 1 to Class 4 rapids)
25 miles to Boulder (live entertainment, brew or celestial tea factory tours, shop Pearl Street, eat at 5 star restaurants, go tubing on Boulder Creek)
25 miles to Golden (see Buffalo Bill's Grave site, tour the Coors Brewing Co or take the family to Splash Aquatic Water Park)
26 miles to Indian Hot Springs (one of the top TEN mineral hot springs in the world)
26 miles to Eldorado Canyon (famous for rock climbing)
35 miles to Rocky Mountain National Park
38 miles to Georgetown/Silver Plume (ride the old Georgetown Loop Steam Train over water falls and among beautiful views of the mountains)
40 miles to the metropolis of Denver (5 star restaurants, live shows, shopping, The many museums, Denver Zoo, Elitch Gardens, amusement parks)
54 miles to Denver International Airport. Interaction with GuestsWe interact with guests from first contact, through check-in, during the stay if required and followed up on after check out. The NeighborhoodPrivacy. No neighbors...The neighborhood is literally the wilderness. Deer, Elk, Moose, Bobcats, Coyotes, Turkey, Bears and Mountain Lions are your neighbors as well as the smaller animals and birds. The hikes you'll experience will be both adventurous and inspiring. If you like the excitement of gambling, the casinos or city life, you'll find that downtown in Black Hawk which is 14 miles away. In Nederland, the opposite direction 6 miles away, you'll find gift shops, a museum, restaurants and pubs along with a supermarket, liquor store and a carousel for the kids to enjoy. Getting AroundThis is wilderness so you'd definitely require your own car. For winter or early spring months, 4 wheel drive IS required. Many rental car companies are conveniently located near the airport with free transfer service to and from the lot from the airport. Or, you can always hire a car service. Other Things to NoteEVENTS:
Guests wishing to hold events, weddings, reunions, corporate retreats, or parties of any kind, please clarify event 'type' and total 'number' of guests when inquiring. Any additional guests visiting the ranch over and above registered overnight guests is considered an event which requires a separate agreement in addition to your vacation rental agreement. Max guest count for Blue Sky Ranch outdoor events is 70 including overnight guests. If you require a tour of the property prior to booking, we do require a $150 visit/appointment fee which will be credited back to you once you confirm your booking with both rental agreements & deposit. The interior of the home may not be used for the event, only outside spaces. Day guests attending your event will not be permitted inside the home for any reason. If you'd like to review our event venue agreement in addition to the vacation rental agreement, please contact us. Booking the ranch for lodging does not include usage of the ranch for any parties, get-togethers with those not registered on your agreement, events, etc. These types of activities are not permitted without an additional agreement and fees.